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  • The Game Plan

  • By: R.L. Mathewson
  • Narrated by: Fran Jules
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 533
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 492
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 494

Spend the next 40 years in prison or break her lease early? Normally she'd be able to say that this one was a no-brainer, but things have definitely changed since she was forced to move in across the hall from Danny Bradford. A lot of things.... She wanted to get through one day, just one day without Danny Bradford doing something to test the limits to her control, but with that damn smile of his and his habit of leaving her contemplating manslaughter, she didn't see that happening anytime soon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love, Love, Love the Bradford Men

  • By Vicki on 03-30-16

Funny

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-20-18

The continuing story of the Bradford men. Danny and Jodi (Tink) a nickname she hates and constantly corrects her that Tink is not her name. This one will have you laughing just like the others in the series. A lot of the humor comes when Tink is given medicine. The first time Danny gave her meds because of an alergic reaction to Zoe's food that was dumped in the trash at their apartments is when he realized that although he had been torturing her as his neighbor that he was also going to have her. The back and forth between them is hilarious. I recommend the series for someone looking for a hate to love relationship.

  • Truce

  • The Historic Neighbor from Hell
  • By: R. L. Mathewson
  • Narrated by: Fran Jules
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 499
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 467
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 468

Elizabeth knows what's expected of her - perfection. She's the daughter of an earl and expected to marry well and say and do the right things with a smile on her face when inside she's dying for a chance to escape. Thanks to an inheritance her godmother left her years ago, her chance will come with her next birthday. Her hopes of escape abruptly end when Robert, her childhood nemesis whom she hasn't seen in over 14 years, comes back into her life and does everything he can to drive her out of her mind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great romantic comedy

  • By Book Junkie on 02-28-16

Good Story

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-19-18

Truce is a lot like Checkmate but in a different time period. Although I gave Checkmate 5 stars, this book was given 4 stars but only because it is the same story. I also had a bit of a hard time with the accent, it took a little getting used to with this book. I did enjoy the tit-for-tat relationship between Elizabeth and Robert. If you are looking for an amusing period romance I think you'll enjoy this one. This entire series so far is good.

  • Checkmate

  • By: R. L. Mathewson
  • Narrated by: Fran Jules
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 889
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 837
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 837

There’s nothing worse than living next door to your childhood nemesis, except maybe being forced to share your dream project with him, being blackmailed into going along with something that was just wrong on so many levels, and having your hot cocoa stolen by the person that drove you to drink it in the first place.As long as she has plenty of hot cocoa, a pair of pliers on hand and is able to resist Connor O’Neil’s bad boy charm then Rory James should be able to make it through this project with her sanity intact.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  •  sweet, sexy, lighthearted, just plain funny!

  • By Jordy ♡♡♡♡ on 11-28-13

Checkmate!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-18-18

This one was hilarious. I absolutely loved Rory and Connor always trying to one up the other. I think that if there was anything that was a bit much for me was the Cocoa thing, I just don't believe that anyone loves cocoa like Rory did. But to be banned from just about every place in the town you live in and to have kept that "game" up for 25 years of trying to best the other but with rules, you can't help but lol at this book. I think this was the best in the series. Loved it.

  • Twist

  • Dive Bar, Book 2
  • By: Kylie Scott
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,369
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,277
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,275

From best-selling author Kylie Scott comes the second book in her Dive Bar series! When his younger brother loses interest in online dating, hot, bearded bartender extraordinaire Joe Collins intends only to log in to his account and shut it down. Until he reads about her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 3.5 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 03-07-18

Catfished

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-17-18

Thoroughly enjoyed this story. When Alex met Joe and Eric she thought Eric was the one she was coming to visit because Joe had been the one communicating with her online under his brother Eric's name.....Catfished! This book had lots of humor and as the story went on it developed a cute love story between Alex and Joe. And of course with Andi Arndt narrating you cannot go wrong.

  • Perfection

  • By: R. L. Mathewson
  • Narrated by: Fran Jules
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 981
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 913
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 919

Zoe is used to taking care of herself and has long ago accepted that if anything bad was going to happen, it was going to happen to her. So when she loses her job over something most bosses would probably be happy with and her life starts going down hill from there she doesn't expect it to get any better. She certainly didn't expect any help from the loud jerk next door, but then again she has nothing to lose so puts her trust in him and hopes for the best.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  •  witty dialogue, crazy antics & charming love!

  • By Jordy ♡♡♡♡ on 11-28-13

Better than the first book

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-15-18

This one was better than the first only because there was a little more substance to it. This one was a little more relatable because of the self esteem aspect of it. Zoe not feeling good about herself because of her weight and being willing to settle for whatever is offered to her by Trevor, another of the Bradford boys. She overhears people calling her fat and looking down at her dismissing her as nobody special. Trevor eventually sees just how special she is but that doesn't stop the arrangement they've made, he finally tells her he loves her and of course she doesn't believe it because of their arrangement, until he proves it to her. I am hoping the 3rd book in this series is just as good and the first two.

  • Playing for Keeps

  • By: R. L. Mathewson
  • Narrated by: Fran Jewels
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,069
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,075

Done with being the world's biggest pushover, Haley decides that things are going to change starting with the aggravating neighbor who has too much charm and not enough restraint. What she didn't expect was to be sucked into his world, but Haley has a game plan and she won't let herself forget just what the bad boy next door is capable of. The last thing Jason expected was for his little shy neighbor to go Rambo on him over some ruined flowers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Silly

  • By Nichole on 08-04-16

Amusing Story

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-15-18

This book had me right from the beginning. I found this to be an amusing story. Jason is a proud, stubborn teddy bear and Hailey just as stubborn. If I had to pick one thing about this book that after a while just was "alright already" was the love of food Jason had throughout the book, don't mess with his food. I think that if someone is looking to be amused, nothing serious in a read this will keep you entertained.

  • The Baller

  • By: Vi Keeland
  • Narrated by: Mackenzie Cartwright, Sean Crisden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,657
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,544
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,545

The first time I met Brody Easton was in the men's locker room. It was my first interview as a professional sportscaster. The famed quarterback decided to bare all. And by all, I don't mean he told me any of his secrets. No. The arrogant ass decided to drop his towel just as I asked the first question. On camera.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!!!

  • By BeachBabeButterfly on 04-23-16

Pleasantly Surprised

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-13-18

I cannot tell you how many times I've passed this book up, something told me to listen to it this week and I am so glad that I did. I absolutely loved this story, enjoyed the humor between the main characters and the narration. My take away from this is you have to release yourself from your past in order to see your future, in order to allow yourself to feel like you deserve better, fall in love etc., I can easily see myself listening to this one again.

  • Easy Melody

  • By: Kristen Proby
  • Narrated by: Rachel Fulginiti, Sebastian York
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,560
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,447
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,440

Callie Mills never intended to return to New Orleans and the life she left behind more than a decade ago. There was no need to open old wounds when she had the life she'd worked hard for in Denver. But when she's fired from her awesome job in Colorado and her father dies, she has no choice but to return home to run the derelict bar left to her in the heart of the French Quarter. Callie must not only face bad memories but turn The Odyssey into something she can be proud of.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Somewhat predictable but still a very romantic

  • By Trisha on 02-03-16

4 stars

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-11-18

Finally getting to the other books in the series and I remembered how much I enjoyed the Boudreaux's. The story setting is in NOLA. I think what I like the most of the series is not just the developing romance each book has but I love the family interactions between the siblings in all of the books. This story was no difference. Declan Boudreaux is the one they never thought would settle down. This story shows that it just takes that one special person to come along. Great story

  • Cinder & Ella

  • By: Kelly Oram
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Leigh
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,291
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,216
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,220

It's been almost a year since 18-year-old Ella Rodriguez was in a car accident that left her crippled, scarred, and without a mother. After a very difficult recovery, she's been uprooted across the country and forced into the custody of a father that abandoned her when she was a young child. If Ella wants to escape her father's home, and her awful new stepfamily, she must convince her doctors that she's capable, both physically and emotionally, of living on her own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the Best YA retellings

  • By Ezinwanyi on 08-25-15

Loved it

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-07-18

This was a really good retelling of Cinderella. Really good storytelling by the narrators. It's been a while since I've read a YA book and I was not disappointed at all.

  • The Gambler

  • Wedding Pact Series #3
  • By: Denise Grover Swank
  • Narrated by: Shannon McManus
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 598
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 549
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 546

Libby St. Clair believes in fate - so much so, she's willing to pin everything on a curse a fortune-teller placed on her and her two best friends when they were kids. The curse, that each of them will marry before 30, have a disaster of a wedding, and end up with a man other than her original fiancé, has come to fruition for both of her friends, who are now deliriously happy. But Libby's attempt to quick-start the curse by proposing to her wrong-for-her boyfriend ends in a wild dash from the altar.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely loved The Wedding Pact series!!!

  • By Laura McMillin on 11-14-15

Great ending to the series

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-05-18

You'll fall in love with Noah and Libby. These two were meant to be and from the previous books in the series you kind of know they end up together but listening to their story was better than just knowing it would happen between them. Once again Gran is in the story and still hilarious along with grandma Rose from the second book. This book takes them from Kansas to Las Vegas and then home to Seattle. This series was also my first time listening to Shannon McManus, she did a great job with her narration.